“Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied” John Stuart Mill
Pleasure; is an interesting word indeed, it can mean many things, but what is its true worth? Obviously, we all want to enjoy the great pleasures in life, but, what is the definition of a pleasurable life? Are our ideas of pleasure really what pleasure is? How do we measure it? Continue reading John Stuart Mill: On Defining Pleasure
”Happiness depends on acquiring a moral character, where one displays the virtues of courage, generosity, justice, friendship, and citizenship in one’s life.” Aristotle
Continue reading Aristotle: On the Pursuit of Happiness
“The world of ideas is reality and the world around us is a figment of our imagination”
The reason why I love to explore and discover, such things as philosophy, science and basically anything to do with us humans and all that surrounds us, is to seek out and get closer to our truth, as early on in life I kinda figured most of what is forced down us is not the real deal and very much an illusion, although back then I couldn’t quite articulate that ,it was just a feeling, and nor was I given the space to question and explore; therefore all it was to me was a colossal of confusion. However, now I’m able to seek out resources that go into depth about such matters and emotions that I’m feeling at any particular time, to make some sense out of the nonsense.
So in my quest to understand the difference between the real and the illusionary, I came across the works from Plato in Book 7: The Republic. Continue reading Plato: On Reality vs Illusion
“His voice his eyes express an interest a little too solicitous for the order of the customer.” Jean-Paul Sartre
It was dark , bitterly cold, misty and getting into the late part of the evening when I got home the other night; this is usually the time when an automatic reflection process begins in my head. And in the mist of my thinking I remembered a conversation; either on a podcast or a radio station I was listening to a while back ,about how people pretend to be something that they clearly are not. I couldn’t help but think if people do put on a mask wherever they go by playing a role other than who they really are; both out in the world of work/school and at home. If so, what are they trying to prove or hide?
Continue reading Jean-Paul Sartre: On Why We Shouldn’t Live In Bad Faith